Keeping the Castle

By Patrice Kindl
(Viking, Hardcover, 9780670014385, 261pp.)

Publication Date: June 14, 2012

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Seventeen-year-old Althea is the sole support of her entire family, and she must marry well. But there are few wealthy suitors--or suitors of any kind--in their small Yorkshire town of Lesser Hoo. Then, the young and attractive (and very rich) Lord Boring arrives, and Althea sets her plans in motion. There's only one problem; his friend and business manager Mr. Fredericks keeps getting in the way. And, as it turns out, Fredericks has his own set of plans . . . This witty take on the classic Regency--Patrice Kindl's first novel in a decade--is like literary champagne

If you re a fan of"ICapture theCastle"you will love this sharply funny tale of courtship. A delicious confection. " "-- Polly Shulman, author of "Enthusiasm
" Take one Austenian heroine in desperate financial straits. Put her in a crumbling castle, give her two evil stepsisters and some very unsuitable suitors. Make it funny Patrice Kindl's "Keeping the Castle "is an absolute charmer " -- "Karen Joy Fowler, author of "The Jane Austen Book Club.

About the Author
Patrice Kindl's first novel, "Owl in Love, " was an ALA Notable Book for Children, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and an SCBWI Golden Kite Award Honor Book. She lives in Middleburgh, New York.
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